Addressing his legion of fans, Rajinikanth said he was not new to politics but stressed that he was hesitant to take the plunge as he knows the dynamics. If we go for a war we ought to win. "I won't work with such people", he had said.
Rajinikanth also paid tribute to former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, whose death in December previous year is seen to have left a vacuum in Tamil Nadu politics, especially the ruling AIADMK, and left the field wide open for new faces.
Will Rajinikanth be able to fill the political vacuum in Tamil Nadu after the death of J Jayalalithaa?
"I was humbled when Jayalalithaa met me at my house", Rajnikanth said. "I will announce my stand on December 31", the actor said. Rajinikanth said that Haasan knows what a successful politician requires.
T.K.S. Elangovan, DMK MP said, "Let Rajinikanth float his own party first".
The announcement comes in the wake of RK Nagar by-election result, the constituency of Jayalalithaa, from where TTV Dhinakaran, the revel AIADMK leader and nephew of Jayalalithaa's closest aide VK Sasikala won. Both were sidelined by the ruling party in a power struggle that started days after Jayalalithaa's death in December past year. The actor always was reluctant to make his debut in politics but have always given hints about taking a political plunge.
Rajinikanth, who has dominated southern films like a colossus for the past four decades and enjoys nearly demigod-like status among his legion of followers, is expected to announce his political debut on the last day.
Rajinikanth was flanked by directors Mahendran and Kalaignanam. "Have the elections come already?" he said.
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